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State Supreme Court: Greenetrack owes $76 million in taxes

Jul. 01, 2022 16:42 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that Greenetrack owes $76 million in unpaid taxes and interest in a decision that accused the dog track of using charities as a sham for a profitable electronic gambling operation. Justices sided with the state...

Pre-pandemic sized crowds descend on US airports for holiday

Jul. 01, 2022 16:04 PM EDT

The July Fourth holiday weekend is off to a booming start with airport crowds crushing the numbers seen in 2019, before the pandemic. Travelers seemed to be experiencing fewer delays and canceled flights Friday than they did earlier this week. The Transportation...

Murphy signs bills protecting abortions for out-of-staters

Jul. 01, 2022 15:55 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy signed two bills Friday aiming to protect the right of those from outside the state to get abortion services within its borders and barring extradition of people involved in reproductive health care services should they face charges in...

World War II-era boat emerges from shrinking Lake Mead

Jul. 01, 2022 15:50 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A sunken boat dating back to World War II is the latest object to emerge from a shrinking reservoir that straddles Nevada and Arizona. The Higgins landing craft that has long been 185 feet (56 meters) below the surface is now nearly halfway out of the water at Lake...

South Dakota's Noem applies for 2023 Rushmore fireworks

Jul. 01, 2022 15:43 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem on Friday said she has applied for permission to hold a fireworks show at Mount Rushmore to celebrate Independence Day 2023, persisting even though the National Park Service has denied her requests for the past two years. In...

Lawmakers pass new limits on fireworks as July Fourth nears

Jul. 01, 2022 15:15 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — State lawmakers gave their final approval to new restrictions on fireworks Friday but the rules will not be in place as July Fourth weekend fireworks light up Pennsylvania skies. The House voted 163-37 to send the legislation to the desk of Democratic Gov....

'Historic' Atlantic City casino pacts 'good for everyone'

Jul. 01, 2022 15:00 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's largest casino employer said Friday a new contract it reached with the city's main employee union provides for “historic” raises. And the parent company of the city's top-performing casino said the pact is “a good agreement for...

Venice unveils mandatory day-trippers' reservation and fee

Jul. 01, 2022 14:30 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Starting in January, Venice will oblige day-trippers to make reservations and pay a fee to visit the historic lagoon city, in a bid to better manage visitors who often far outnumber residents in the historic center, clogging narrow streets and heavily-used foot bridges crossing the...

Same-sex couples updating legal status after abortion ruling

Jul. 01, 2022 13:51 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Emails and phone calls from same-sex couples, worried about the legal status of their marriages and keeping their children, flooded attorney Sydney Duncan’s office within hours of the Supreme Court’s decision eliminating the constitutional right to abortion. ...

Essence Festival says COVID vaccine still required for entry

Jul. 01, 2022 13:49 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The 2022 Essence Festival of Culture clarified its admission policy Friday, saying its coronavirus safety measures remain in place after an announcement via social media saying a negative COVID test result would be allowed for admission to its events was sent in error. ...